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Monday, October 3, 2022

Welcome Back Luncheon at Arbordeau Community Room

500 Berwyn Baptist Road, Devon, PA 19333

11:30 am

This year’s luncheon will be at the lovely community room for the Arbordeau Condo Complex.  There is an outdoor patio for mingling and seating and a large interior vaulted open space for our buffet and business meeting. Handicapped access is just a few feet to the left of the main entrance.

Join us to reconnect with members, find out what is planned for the upcoming year and hear from Nancy Cuttic, District 1 Director of the Garden Club Federation of PA.

RSVP: Please respond on this site whether or not you are coming. We need to give a list of all attendees to the Arbordeau gatekeeper.

What to bring? We are asking all attendees to contribute either a table ready side dish, salad, dessert or beverage such as a bottle of wine, seltzer or cider. Please contact Judy Lemco directly to find out what to bring. Volunteers for set-up & clean-up are also needed.

Location: Arbordeau is located across the street from Jenkins Arboretum.  Please tell the Gatekeeper that you will be attending the CBGC meeting. The community room will be directly in front of you. Drop off your dish with one of our Greeters then look for a spot at multiple parking locations within the complex. There are a few handicapped spaces directly in front of the entrance. Carpooling is encouraged.

Members and Guests: No charge!

Monday, October 24, 2022

“Forcing Spring Bulbs in Pots”

St. John’s Lutheran Church, Phoenixville, PA

11:30 am

We will be “forcing” daffodil and hyacinth bulbs in pots with the intention of creating a beautiful arrangement and an explosion of color in the spring! In addition, a speaker from the Penn State Extension Master Gardeners will talk about bulbs for our gardens.

Bring a trowel, garden gloves and your CBGC apron!

Only 31 pots available so sign up soon!  RSVP deadline: October 14, 2022

Exhibit theme: “Sedum Grow”-make a fall arrangement using 1 or more sedum plants. Can be real, faux or a combination of both materials.

Members: $10   Guests: $20

Monday, November 28, 2022

Tabletop Boxwood Tree Make & Take is now SOLD OUT!

St. John’s Lutheran Church

11:30 AM

CBGC’s own Kathy Guinan will lead us in making a wonderful 12-15″ tabletop boxwood tree out of real greens, oasis and added decorations. There will be a choice of 3 decor themes: red, gold or natural. At home, feel free to place the tree into a larger decorative container, add mini lights or whatever you want to customize it for your home.

Be sure to bring a scissors, tight fitting gloves and your CBGC apron!

RSVP deadline is November 18, 2022 Only 35 projects available so sign up early!

Members: $12.50 Guests: $25

Monday, December 12, 2022

Holiday Luncheon at Paladar

250 Main Street, King of Prussia, PA 19406

11:30 am

Take a break from the mad rush of the holiday season! Relax and join fellow club members for a fun, delicious lunch to celebrate the holidays.

Luncheon fee includes: 2 course meal + specialty chips w fresh quacamole and salsa, welcome cocktail, soft beverages, coffee/tea, tax and tip. Choose your entree from a custom menu including a delicious entree salad when seated.

RSVP Deadline: Monday, December 5, 2022

Members: $45 Guests: $45

In keeping with the season of giving, please bring a gift card in the $20-$25 range to donate to a local shelter or non-profit.

Monday, January 23, 2023

“Planning for a Pollinator Garden”

St. John’s Lutheran Church, Phoenixville, PA

11:30 AM  

Meagan Hopkins-Doerr, Coordinator of the Penn State Extension Master Gardeners of Chester County and Coordinator of Master Watershed Stewards of Chester & Delaware Counties will be our speaker. She will be speaking about the value of “pollinator gardens”. It should be informative and at just the right time when you will be thinking ahead to your summer garden!

Exhibit Theme: “Monochromatic” arrangement-choose various types of flowers which are all the same or very similar colors.

Members & Guests: No Charge

Monday, February 27, 2023

“The Dirt on Dirt”

St. John’s Lutheran Church, Phoenixville, PA 

11:30 AM

Lecture and demonstration by CBGC’s own Liz Tankel about soil, the basic building block for plants. She will touch on composting your own soil as well as how to choose safe bulk or bagged soils at home and garden centers.

Exhibit Theme: “Branching Out”-make an arrangement using flowering branches.

Members and Guests: No Charge

Monday, March 27, 2023

Spring Floral Workshop by Plaza Flowers

St. John’s Lutheran Church, Phoenixville, PA

Session 1: 10:00-11:30   Session 2: 12:30-2:00 Please arrive on time since the first session will begin promptly at 10:00.

Lunch and brief business meeting: 11:30-12:30 Attendance is limited to 20 people per session, 40 people for lunch.

RSVP Deadline is Thursday, March 23, 2023.  Walk-ins will not be able to be accommodated. Please register online or contact Sara Sprouse.

Chris Drummond, President of Penny’s by Plaza Flowers, Norristown, PA and/or his staff will work with members individually to make a beautiful spring arrangement. He has requested that we offer two sessions so there is enough time to personally help everyone. He or his staff will also explain the principles and theory of floral design.

Remember to bring clippers and your CBGC apron if you have one!

Please indicate which session you would like to attend in the Notes section at Checkout.

Exhibit theme: No exhibits expected at this meeting.

Members & Guests: Members $25  Guests $50

Monday, April 24, 2023

DIY Moss-look Pot with Plant

St. John’s Lutheran Church, Phoenixville, PA

11:30 AM  Attendance is limited to 40 people.

Gayle Slaybaugh and Sue Strong will guide us in embellishing a clay pot with green sponge paint and a choice of stencils to create a custom vintage look with a 4″ plant to finish it off.

Extra pots without a plant will be available at $5/pot. Contact Gayle at to reserve the # you would like. Payment can be made at the April meeting.

Bring garden gloves, a trowel and your CBGC apron.

Exhibit theme: “Tulips”-make an arrangement using or representing tulips. Materials can be real or faux.

Members: $15   Guests: $30

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Tour of Cairnwood Estates, Bryn Athyn, PA

10:00 am: Tour begins. Please arrive at 9:45 am.

RSVP Deadline: May 12, 2023  Attendance is limited to 34 people per request from Cairnwood Estates.

Tour of the baronial Beaux Arts era Cairnwood Estate and Gardens located within the Bryn Athyn Historic District, home to some of the most remarkable architecture in the Philadelphia area. The gardens were designed by well known landscape architects Olmsted, Olmsted & Eliot in coordination with Mrs. Gertrude Pitcairn.

Join us for a simple catered lunch on the premises following the tour.

Location: 1005 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009

Tour: Members: $10 Guests: $20 

Lunch: Members & Guests: $20

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